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Julio E. Martinez Joins Gilson Daub as Managing Partner of Orange County Headquarters

By March 16, 2023May 3rd, 2023Company News

San Clemente, Calif., MARCH 16, 2023 – Gilson Daub, a leading workers’ compensation defense and subrogation law firm, today announced that Julio E. Martinez has joined the firm as managing partner of its headquarters office in Orange County, Calif.

A seasoned professional with a knack for leadership, Julio has been managing teams and handling workers’ compensation claims since becoming an attorney in 2007.

“Julio truly brings it all – he is a visionary leader, a humble team player, a tenacious litigator, and a strategic growth expert,” said Brent Daub, Gilson Daub senior founding partner. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to have him on board and leading our headquarter office in San Clemente as we position the firm for even more growth nationally in 2023.”

Julio E. MartinezJulio joins Gilson Daub from Testan Law where he was the firm’s regional managing partner for Southern California. He also served as co-managing partner of Adelson, Testan, Brundo, Novell & Jimenez for more than nine years before that. Julio started his legal career at plaintiffs’ firm, Mehr & Alvandi, where he represented injured workers in workers’ compensation and employment related matters, so he is also uniquely versed in the applicants’ positions to ultimately effectuate the best legal defense for his current clients.

Passionate about issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB), Julio has consistently prioritized improving diversity in the workers’ compensation industry throughout his career. Most recently, in August 2022, he was appointed Board Member of the Hispanic Insurance & Risk Management Association (HIRMA) as their Director of Legal Affairs.  He is also a frequent speaker at many industry conferences.

Julio graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a Bachelor of Science degree in neuroscience in 1998. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate in 2007 from Pacific Coast University School of Law, graduating with distinction. Julio was admitted to the California State Bar in December of 2007 and he is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Hispanic Bar Association of Orange County. In 2019, Julio received the prestigious designation of Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP) from the CLM’s Litigation Management Institute.

“I am very fortunate for the opportunity to serve as a managing partner for Gilson Daub’s San Clemente office,” stated Julio. “I look forward to helping the company expand into new markets while continuing to deliver tremendous customer service to our clients.  My goal is to utilize my experience, knowledge, and management capabilities to complement our growing team of attorneys as we expand nationally.”

About Gilson Daub:
Gilson Daub is a nationally recognized law firm serving the insurance and business communities in the practice areas of workers’ compensation defense, subrogation recovery, and general and longshore liability across offices in California, Nevada, Hawaii, Arizona, Kansas, and Missouri. Gilson Daub’s experienced local attorneys and talented support staff place clients first and provide innovative litigation solutions that offer the best resolution possible. To learn more about Gilson Daub, visit

Media Contact:
Kate Franklin
Coast Public Relations for Gilson Daub

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